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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
It was a pretty sunrise today. I think I need to start getting up for it and showering. I feel better and more aware when I shower right away.
One week until Macworld Expo 2007. Which means a week until I buy my Macbook pro. Hopefully the base configuration will get a nice upgrade next Tuesday. :)

I feel good today and good about the next week. I'm refocusing on the certification I pushed aside last month. Maybe I can get the projects and remaining tests finished and passed.

January is going to be interesting. Hello 2007.
Query: Anyone heard anything about Boot Camp? Does it impact the performance of OS X? I'm thinking having a dual boot Macbook will ensure I can do everything I need to do while transitioning to an Apple based life. :)

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suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: January 2nd, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hello abmann.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um. Hello 2007?
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: January 2nd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You already said hello to me. Don't patronize me, bunny man. We've got twelve months together and if you start off getting on my bad side it's just going to be bad for everyone all around.
sculplady From: sculplady Date: January 2nd, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where's the expo being held?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
ghent_the_cynic From: ghent_the_cynic Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Boot Camp is supposed to be one of the neatest pieces of software coming out in 2007 (DX10 topping the list). Reading a review of it made me actually think for a moment that having a Mac wouldn't be that bad.

Cnet Review: http://reviews.cnet.com/Apple_Boot_Camp_beta/4505-3672_7-31826794.html#more
From: thegelf Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Boot Camp doesn not effect performance at all. It's just a boot loader, so both windows and OSX get full use of the hardware, just not at the same time. And you need to reboot to switch between them

Parallels is a virtual machine, so while OSX gets full use of the hardware, Windows takes a serious performance hit. But you can use both at the same time.

If you want to be able to share files between OSX and Windows, make sure you have a FAT32 partition somewhere. That's the only file system that both can read and write without lots of tweaking.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm thinking that Boot Camp may be the win for me and I'll not need a PC specific machine. Though I"d only be using the PC to remore desktop to work, which the Mac can do anyway - I just don't know how a Mac RDP will do with all the programs I need to run on my workstation.

I guess I'm just worried that XP will gunk up my Macbook. :)

I thought OSX could at least NTSC?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, do you now if the Mac ignores the security most XP CDs have, where it is keyed to a specific system configuration?
From: thegelf Date: January 2nd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
To reply to both comments:

Yes, macs can read NTFS. They just can't write it. And there's no way for the mac to ignore XP's built in security. It's a real live XP install, and as far as it knows it's running on a PC.

However, I've had a fair amount of success calling Microsoft and telling them that I was just reinstalling and getting them to give me an activation code.
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